Probably one of the biggest challenges for those diagnosed with a fatty liver is finding something for their sweet tooth. Since sugar and high carbs are totally out of the question and sweets are… well… sweet, it looks like we have to give up cakes and candy and desserts completely.
But fortunately, that’s not really the case! And even though it’s true that you can’t have too much of these recommended sweet foods for a fatty liver and they’re not the things you’re used to, it’s still better than having to stop eating them completely. So we’re going to find out some healthy or healthier sweet snacks, foods and desserts / cakes that you can eat if you have a fatty liver.
I recommend starting to consume these only after 1 month of heavy dieting and keeping sugar out of your system. The longer you can hold it, the better. Eat fruits and fruit salads in the meantime to deliver some sugar to your body and then you will be ready to truly appreciate the taste and sweetness of the recommended desserts and sweet snacks below. Because, yes, after one month of not eating anything sugary, things you wouldn’t normally consider sweet will seem sweet, while the things you used to eat will surprise you at how nauseatingly sweet they are.
With these in mind, let’s not waste a single second and let’s check out some sweet goodies that you can have after being diagnosed with NAFLD. As always, make sure to always follow the notes I have for each of these recipes in order to make sure that you keep them as liver-friendly as possible!
So these are some of my recommended products for your sweet tooth while dealing with a fatty liver. I must say this once more: even though better options than most of the things you have on market or you can prepare at home, these should not be consumed in large quantities or on a regular basis. They are treats and they should remain so: eat them every now and then to mark special occasions or reward you for reaching various milestones.
Chocolate Fudge Pie
My notes: Make sure you use the crust recommended here in order to keep carbs at a minimum. A delightful experience indeed!
Oatmeal Peach Parfait
My notes: You should use fresh peaches instead of the sauteed ones in order to keep the carbs and fats low. For the overnight Maple Bran Oats, use just 1 tablespoon maple syrup or honey.
My notes: Instead of the sugar, use 1 tablespoon of raw honey.
Grain Free Blondies
My notes: Add just half of the almond butter in order to keep things healthier. Also, you can definitely use regular eggs instead of the flax eggs.
Rainbow Whole Fruit Popsicles
Deep-Dish Apple Pie
My notes: When preparing the filling, don’t use any sugar at all, or use just half of the light brown sugar to keep the carbs low (and no granulated sugar).
Date & Coconut balls
My notes: DO NOT add the coconut oil, you don’t need all that extra fat. Instead, add some low fat milk (make sure it has no sugar added!) and you’re ready to go. Alternately, you can boil the dates a little bit in milk or water if they’re not very soft. Finally, I sometimes add a “Raffaello” touch and add half of an almond or a peanut in the middle of the balls.
Health Warrior Chia Bars
These are not things that you prepare yourself, but you can buy them in all sorts of flavors on Amazon. I always said that I absolutely love these: gluten free, tasty, healthy and delicious! You can get yours here. There are 13 different flavors, make sure you choose all the ones you enjoy!
Homemade Vegan Nutella
Image source: Pinterest
Now here’s a little amazing treat that you can prepare at home. Here are the ingredients that you will need:
– 7oz / 200 grams of firm & silken tofu
– 2 cups soft pitted dates
– 1 cup toasted and peeled hazelnuts
– 3 tbsp baking cocoa powder
– 1½ tsp vanilla essence
– a pinch of Maldon salt
– have some drinking water on hand too (or low fat milk)
Here are the cooking instructions:
1. Place the hazelnuts and salt in a food processor and run it until you have a buttery paste.
2. When the hazelnuts are buttery, add in all the ingredients (minus the water) and blend until you have a smooth paste. If you’re not happy with how creamy the final product is, add 1 tablespoon of water/milk (then one more and so on) until you get the desired creamy delight.
So these would be some dessert ideas that are healthier and you can have them if you’re suffering from a fatty liver. My recommendation? One portion every two weeks of any of the sweet stuff above. If you really, really can’t help it, go for one every week. But the longer you can go without eating them, the better!